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The Indian National Football team is set to face Macau away on 5th September and the Tri-series will help them clean the rust off.

Tickets for the Hero Tri-Nation Football Series, which kicks-off on August 19, 2017, with India taking on Mauritius at the Mumbai Football Arena can now be bought at BookMyShow.com.

To book your tickets log on to https://in.bookmyshow.com/sports/hero-football-series-mumbai/

The Hero Tri-Nation Football Series is part of the Indian National Team’s preparatory process for the AFC Asian Cup Qualifying away match against Macau, which is scheduled for September 5, 2017.

Also Read: India look to continue good form in Champions Cup

India are currently ranked 97 as per the August 2017 FIFA Rankings. Indian Football and the National Team have been on the upsurge with a string of good results leading to a climb of 77 places in FIFA Rankings over the last two years. The Team has now won 13 of their 15 International matches having won their last eight fixtures (including the unofficial match against Bhutan).

FIXTURES:

August 19: India vs Mauritius

August 22: St Kitts & Nevis vs Mauritius

August 24: India vs St. Kitts & Nevis

India were ranked 171 when Constantine took over as the National Coach for the second time in February 2015 and slipped further to 173 in March 2015 in the FIFA ladder even before Constantine could have his first game in charge against Nepal, which India won 2-0 on aggregate.

Also Read: Tri-Nation Series will help us prepare for AFC Asian Cup qualifier against Macau: Stephen Constantine

The list of probables' stays as follows:

GOALKEEPERS: Subrata PaulGurpreet Singh SandhuAlbino Gomes, Vishal Kaith, TP Rehenesh

DEFENDERS: Pritam Kotal, Sandesh Jhingan, Arnab Mondal, Anas Edathodika, Narayan Das, Jerry Lalrinzuala, Lalruatthara, Salam Ranjan Singh, Sarthak Golui, Davinder Singh

MIDFIELDERS: Dhanapal Ganesh, Jackichand SinghSeityasen Singh, Nikhil Poojary, Bikash Jairu, Milan Singh, Udanta Singh, Eugeneson Lyngdoh, Md. Rafique, Rowllin Borges, Halicharan Narzary, Germanpreet Singh, Anirudh Thapa

FORWARDS: Jeje Lalpekhlua, Sumeet Passi, Sunil ChhetriRobin SinghBalwant SinghManvir Singh

ANALYSIS

The National team looks set to repeat its 4-1-3-2 formation going into the AFC Cup qualifier against Macau. The return of Udanta Singh is set to give Stephen Constantine some breath of raw speed on the right wing and Sunil Chhetri's return to prime fitness also holds well for the Blue Tigers. 

Pronay Halder's delayed return will see Rowlin Borges being the No. 1 screener sitting over the defensive side. After a few brilliant outings in AFC U-23 Championships in Qatar, Anirudh Thapa and Germanpreet Singh will expect to get a few minutes with the National team. Jeje Lalpekhlua and comeback man Balwant Singh will be expected to lead the line, but it depends on the training and physical fitness of the Punjab lad.

The defence is set to remain the same with Anas and Jhingan manning the central line and Kotal and Narayan Das providing covers at the wings. Gurpreet Singh Sandhu will easily walk second in the lineup. Amrinder Singh, Indian football's costliest goalkeeper in the Indian Super League, has been left out. CK Vineeth is also one of the big names to be left out. 

Published: Mon Aug 14, 2017 01:25 PM IST

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